Hawker Brownlow strive to produce outstanding resource materials for teachers, parents, school administrators and other professionals in education and allied fields. This passion grew from Elaine and David Brownlow’s interest in the publication and distribution of educational resources when, as parents, they struggled to find appropriate resources to meet the educational needs of their own children.
In 1985 the Brownlows founded Hawker Brownlow Education (HBE) as a wholly Australian-owned family company dedicated to publishing resources that address topical educational theory and issues. Their aim is to encourage innovative practice at all levels of the education system and across all key learning areas.
In 2008, following a chance meeting at the ASCD Conference in Chicago between Elaine and David and our own Conor & Kate Holmes, OTB began collaborating with HBE and began offering HBE publications in Europe under a licensing agreement. To this day, OTB continues to licence from HBE offering their high quality resources to educators in Ireland and beyond. In 2019 HBE signed a reciprocal agreement on OTB’s Weaving Well-Being programme which they now distribute throughout Australia and New Zealand. Two companies a world apart in distance but sharing the same professional objectives for educators.
All HBE products licensed by OTB are shown below: